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Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Linda Landreth, winner of the darling Amish-made apron, towel, and washrag from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one book from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy: either Leaving...

Starting from Scratch?

Starting from Scratch?

Hunger invades me as I recall my mother in her kitchen preparing a huge vat of chicken stock in her pressure cooker. Left-over chicken bones, vegetables, even onion skins, were tossed into the concoction to produce the fabulous stock she often froze for future use....

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Tracy, winner of the beautiful Amish-made Quillow from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of either A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy – either Leaving Lancaster, its sequel...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Another twelve months have flown by. Although I'm eagerly awaiting the release of my next book, Starting from Scratch, on April 3rd. I want to savor each day until the auspicious occasion. And soon, another Amish quilt to giveaway! For me, the start of a new year is a...

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Sue Crockett, winner of the lovely Amish-made table topper and the cute potholder, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy—either Leaving Lancaster, its...

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

Is Gratitude the Key to Holiday Stress?

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I awoke with a sense of anxiety. An unsettling, restless feeling that I should be doing or...

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About Kate

Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.